Museum Gift Shop

Located directly behind the City Museum ticket window, the Museum Shop offers a wide variety of merchandise to commemorate each City Museum visit. Look for City Museum tees, knick-knacks, handmade items by local artisans, as well as many other unique gifts.

**Looking to order Marion Nichol’s Snowflake Books? Contact the Gift Shop at or call 314-231-2489 ext 127 during museum hours.**

Shoe Lace Factory

See a piece of history re-raveled with the collection of working vintage shoelace machines from the St. Louis-based Alox Manufacturing Company. They were once used to make bootstraps for US soldiers during World War II. Now, they’re making brightly colored shoelaces, necklaces, and other lace-y items for purchase by City Museum visitors.


Samwiches in the City

Located on the Mezzanine level, Samwiches provides a much-needed oasis for the hungry explorer. The menu is kid-friendly and straightforward; exactly what is needed for a brief pause in a day’s worth of fun!
Samwiches serves delicious, freshly-made sandwiches made with handcrafted bread, salads, and freshly-baked pastries. Aside from these delectable staples, Sam also offers yummy brain freezes, St. Louis style brick oven pizzas; and did we mention really soft, gooey, straight from the oven chocolate chip cookies?

Whether looking for a simple snack, or boxed lunches for your whole group, Samwiches has you covered! Have dietary restrictions? Call for information on Sandwiches menu and how they can accommodate your needs.
11am-5pm | Sunday
9am-5pm | Monday through Thursday
9am-11pm | Friday and Saturday

For more information, or to place orders for box lunches or group functions, please visit or call at: 314.359-4787

Baby Elephant Cafe

The Baby Elephant Cafe, located on the 3rd floor next to the Everyday Circus ring, serves freshly-made circus fare – hotdogs, cotton candy, popcorn, soda and more.
11:30am-3:30pm | Sunday
10:30am-9:30pm | Friday and Saturday

Cabin Inn

Located in a historically significant log cabin, Cabin Inn is a hideout for kids and adults alike. For the adults there is a full bar available while kids and adults can enjoy the hand scooped ice creams, shakes, floats, and B’s freshly made smoothies. Friday and Saturday night brings eclectic DJ’s for fun and frivolity. The Cabin Inn is available for parties with a wide range of drink and food options, just call Tony at 314-452-9639.

Grill Master Tony’s Outdoor BBQ

(weather permitting)
Grill Master Tony brings his mama’s recipes to life next to the legendary ball pit. Choose from a wealth of homemade specialties from the exquisite Mango BBQ Ribs for the gourmand, Hot Dogs for the kiddos or the Grilled Portobello Sandwich for our vegetarian friends.

The Roof Top Cantina

(weather permitting)
Hidden under the Ferris Wheel and open only during the summer months, The Roof Top Cantina concentrates on only quality original recipes. The tacos and nachos are offered with fresh guacamole, Pico de Gallo, and mango corn salsa; all of which are made right on the rooftop. In addition to the delicious and healthy food for the kids, the adults can enjoy specialty drinks at the full bar. Try their most popular cocktail, the Pink Panther: Dewars whiskey, topped with Sanpellegrino Pompelmo (grapefruit), a splash of homemade grenadine and served with lime. The bar also offers a wide selection of reasonably priced beer and other fabulous cocktails.

Come and enjoy a sunset view of downtown St. Louis at the Rooftop Cafe. The perfect place for a quick meal before you’re whisked away down the 10 Story Spiral Slide and off on another adventure!